Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Tree

Flamingo Dwarf Willow Trees
  • From £29.99 (ex VAT)

Throughout spring and summer, eye catching pink tipped small leaves sit against a back drop of mottled green and white variegated foliage on Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki'. The Flamingo tree, as it is often known, also boasts yellow catkins that appear on bare orange/brown branches in late winter or early spring.

Popular as a patio tree due to it's small size (2.5 x 2.5 metres in 20 years) and bushy lolly pop shape, we think 'Hakuro-Nishiki' looks equally nice planted next to water. It actually prefers a damp site, so a good watering regime is required if patio planting. The branches are pendulous at their tips and can be grown like this or pruned into a neater form; the latter is often preferred when it is grown on a patio.

Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' is a striking variety of dwarf Willow tree that is ideal for when space is limited and it holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

AKA Flamingo tree, Flamingo Willow, Dappled Willow, Dwarf Willow

  • Common name: Flamingo tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2.5 x 2.5 metres
  • Season of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Young leaves emerge with pink tips, maturing to an attractive creamy green
  • Soil: Best planted in moist, well drained sites and suited to most soil types

Planting Advice for Salix integra Hakuro-Nishiki Trees

Our pot grown Flamingo Willow trees can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place in the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting Willow with a stake and tie kit - instructions are in the planting guide.

Aftercare Advice for Salix integra Hakuro-Nishiki Trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Irrigation kits make it easier.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Rabbits like Willow, so if your areas is prone to rabbits we recommend using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Trees

Once established, you can hard prune Flamingo Willow in winter to neaten the shape and ensure a good flush of pink the following spring. To encourage a clear stem, prune the lower branches in winter. If you prefer a more natural look, leave it unpruned for the first year and then just prune damaged, or diseased branches when required.

Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Form: Top grafted at 60cm Supplied Size: 80-100cm Root type: 5L pot Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Price £29.99 (ex VAT)
Top grafted at 60cm 80-100cm 5L pot £29.99 (ex VAT)
Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Form: Top grafted at 100cm Supplied Size: 120-150cm Root type: 7.5L pot Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Price £39.99 (ex VAT)
Top grafted at 100cm 120-150cm 7.5L pot £39.99 (ex VAT)
Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Form: Top grafted at 120cm Supplied Size: 140-160cm Root type: 10L pot Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Price £49.99 (ex VAT)
Top grafted at 120cm 140-160cm 10L pot £49.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)